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Total recoveries from Navy Covid-19 cluster climbs to 883

Four more naval personnel who had contracted COVID-19 and underwent treatment in hospitals, have been discharged after full recovery from the virus, confirmed by PCR tests. The navy said these sailors have tested negative for COVID-19, based on the reports of random PCR tests done while in hospitals, and therefore they were discharged. As of now, including these 04 naval personnel,...

M.K. Shivajilingam arrested by police

Former Northern Provincial Councillor M. K. Shivajilingam has been arrested by Valvettithurai Police for avoiding court proceedings. The former parliamentarian had reportedly failed to appear before a court with regard to a case and as a result a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

Kusal Mendis arrested over fatal accident

Sri Lankan cricketer Kusal Mendis has been arrested over a fatal accident in Panadura, police said. The 25-year-old cricketer was arrested after his car had accidentally knocked down and killed a person at Horethuduwa in Panadura. Police said that the incident had occurred early this morning and that the 64-year-old man had died in the accident.

Printing ballot papers of all districts concludes

Printing ballot papers of all 25 districts for the General Election 2020 has been concluded, says the Department of Government Printing. Government Printer Gangani Kalpana Liyanage said the printed ballot papers were submitted the Election Commission on Saturday (04). According to reports, more than 17 million ballot papers were printed for the looming parliamentary election. The ballot papers will subsequently be handed...

Recoveries from Navy Covid-19 cluster rise to 879

Two more Covid-19 infected patients from the Sri Lanka Navy have fully recovered and have been discharged from hospitals. Sri Lanka Navy says these navy men were discharged from the respective hospitals following their full recovery from the virus, confirmed by PCR tests. This increases the total number of recoveries from the navy thus far to 879. The naval personnel in question...

Showers or thundershowers possible in some provinces

Several spells of showers will occur in Western, North-western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Southern provinces, says the Department of Meteorology. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Uva, Eastern and Northern provinces in the evening or night. Wind speed can increase up to (40-50) kmph at times over the island, particularly in western slopes of the Central hills and...

Over 112,000 PCR tests conducted in Sri Lanka: Ministry of Health

As of Friday (July 3) Sri Lanka has conducted more than 112,000 PCR tests, to identify COVID-19 infections, according to the Ministry of Health. “A total of 2069 COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed through these tests,” Dr. Sudath Samaraweera, Chief Epidemiologist at the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, said on Saturday (July 4). According to Dr. Samaraweera PCR tests...

Total COVID-19 cases at 2069: Total recoveries at 1863

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country as of Saturday (July 4), stands at 2069, according to the Ministry of Health. No new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Friday (June 3). Latest data from the Epidemiology Unit at the Ministry of Health, show that 195 active COVID-19 patients are receiving medical treatment. The total number of recoveries increased...

Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 11 million

The number of cases is more than double the figure for severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World Health Organization. Many hard-hit countries are easing lockdowns put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus while making extensive alterations to work and social life that could last for a year or more until a vaccine is available. Some...

President says agriculture will be country’s priority

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that agriculture will be country’s priority after resolving number of persisting issues and shortcomings affecting it. Issues such as shortage of water supply and fertilizer for agriculture are being addressed by the government, he said. Failure to make payments due to suppliers on time has resulted in delay in the importation of fertilizers. The absence of a...